4th Industrial Revolution

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Chronicling the human dimension

Since 1997 my work has been about the interplay between human development and technology.

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African Ingenuity Attracting Interest

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY The tide of science and innovation from the South is grabbing the world’s attention. While the big giants of India, China and Brazil are well-established hubs of invention, it is the once-overlooked continent of Africa that is generating current excitement. The atmosphere can be equated to the […]

China Looking to Lead on Robot Innovation

By David South, Development Challenges, South-South Solutions SOUTH-SOUTH CASE STUDY Since the 1950s, science fiction has been telling the world we will soon be living with robots. While robots have emerged, they have been mostly kept to heavy industry, where machines can perform dangerous, hot and unpleasant repetitive tasks to a high standard. But China is […]

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